Facts about the
Definition of the Element Boron
The Element Boron is defined as...
A soft, brown, amorphous or crystalline nonmetallic element,
extracted chiefly from kernite and borax and used in flares,
propellant mixtures, nuclear reactor control elements, abrasives,
and hard metallic alloys. The most common uses of Boron are
in heat resistant alloys.
about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Boron
What are the origins of the word Boron ?
The name originates from a combination of words taken from borax
Facts about the
Classification of the Element Boron
Boron is classified as a "Metalloid" element and is located in
Groups 13, 14,15, 16 and 17 of the Periodic Table. An element
classified as a Metalloid has properties of both metals and
non-metals. Some are semi-conductors and can carry an electrical
charge making them useful in calculators and computers.
Brief Facts about the
Discovery and History of the Element Boron
Jons Jacob Berzelius identified boron as an element in 1824. It
was isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy, Gay-Lussac and L. J. Thenard in
1808. Pure boron was produced by the American chemist W. Weintraub
Occurrence of the
element Boron in
Obtained from kernite, boric acid, colemanite, ulexite and borates
and produced in USA and Turkey. Boric acid is sometimes found in
volcanic spring waters.
Common Uses of Boron
Heat resistant alloys
The Properties of the Element Boron
Name of Element : Boron
Symbol of Element : B
Atomic Number of Boron : 5
Atomic Mass: 10.811 amu
Melting Point: 2300.0 °C - 2573.15 °K
Boiling Point: 2550.0 °C - 2823.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Boron : 5
Number of Neutrons in Boron : 6
Crystal Structure: Rhombohedral
Density @ 293 K: 2.34 g/cm3
Color of Boron : brown
The element Boron and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Boron on the Periodic Table which
arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as
based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar
properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to
use - just click on the symbol for Boron for additional facts and
info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting
Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Boron with any other
element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and
information about the Boron element and as a Chemistry reference
Facts and Info about
the element Boron - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the
International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985
which includes the Boron element. The famous Russian Scientist,
Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of
"the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his
time. Jons Jacob Berzelius identified boron as an element in 1824.
It was isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy, Gay-Lussac and L. J. Thenard
in 1808. Pure boron was produced by the American chemist W.
Weintraub in 1909. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods
and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all
fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which
just one element that can be found.